Fernando Sor: Early Works (CD)

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CKR343
Artist:
William Carter

World-renowned Baroque guitarist William Carter presents an appealing collection of early works by Spanish guitar virtuoso and composer Fernando Sor. Carter believes Sor’s guitar music is some of the finest ever written for the instrument. Fernando Sor: Early Works includes three large-scale works, interspersed with shorter pieces, which are charming and intimate with a strong Spanish flavour. Carter employs a performance practice endorsed by Sor himself – playing without fingernails – making this a truly unique recording. Carter’s use of his fingertips delivers wider dynamic contrasts and a softer, more subtle sound. This is the premiere recording of Sor’s early works to explore this performance practice. Carter’s recording is a blend of his incredible knowledge of the instrument and composer, his extensive research and endless hours of perfecting his technique.

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Tracklisting:

Fernando Sor:

  1. Minuet in A Major, Op. 11 No. 6
  2. Minuet in A Minor, Op. 11 No. 7
  3. Minuet in A Major, Op. 11 No. 8
  4. Air ‘Oh Cara armonia’ from Mozart’s Opera Il Flauto Magico. Arranged with an Introduction and Variations for the Guitar. As Performed by the Author at the Nobilities Concerts. Op. 9
  5. Menuet in C Minor, Op. 24 No. 1
  6. Menuet in C Major, Op. 5 No. 3
  7. Andante largo, Op. 5 No. 3
  8. Minuet in D Major, Op. 11 No. 5
  9. Minuet in D Major, Op. 11 No. 4
  10. Studios for the Spanish Guitar, Op. 6: II. A major: Andante allegro
  11. Studios for the Spanish Guitar, Op. 6: VIII. C Major: Andantino
  12. Studios for the Spanish Guitar, Op. 6: IX. D Minor: Andante allegro
  13. Studios for the Spanish Guitar, Op. 6: XI. E Minor: Allegro moderato
  14. Studios for the Spanish Guitar, Op. 6: XII. A Major: Andante
  15. Grand Solo, Op. 14: Andante – Allegro
  16. Menuet in G Major, Op. 3